David Plouffe: Obama Is Going to Push His Ban on Assault Weapons Through Congress (Video)

David Plouffe, senior adviser to President Obama, told Chris Wallace on FOX News Sunday that the president is going to push Congress to pass his assault weapons ban.

“Everyone’s trying to divert from the core issue which is there is a huge consensus in the country including a vast majority of Republicans that things like the assault weapons, high capacity magazines, universal background checks, making progress on mental health. These are things we should and can do to help reduce gun violence. No set of laws is going to end violence, obviously or these episodes. But, if we can save one life we should take it. And we think there is consensus on Capitol Hill for this. We think we can get 60 votes in the senate and 218. It’s going to be hard… Look the president put together a variety of things. We think there is support for a lot of these things and are going to push forward as hard as we can.

Bring it. The last time Democrats banned guns it cost them in the next election.

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  • Joe College

    “Making progress on mental health” means your doctor ratting you out to the government or losing his license.

  • JoyO

    We the People will be watching how our Representatives and Senators vote and will reward or punish them in 2014!

  • Leslie Brillstein

    Yesterday’s headline:

    5 people shot at 3 different gun shows on Gun Appreciation Day

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  • Tiger Eyes

    Isn’t that a lie David, the polls indicate the opposite is true?

  • RedBeard

    The only conclusion to draw from this latest dictatorial power grab, stacked on top of Obamacommiecare and all the rest, is that Obama and his cabal of thugs really do want to divide this country more severely than it has been in well over a century. Obama won’t win and be able to finalize his tightly controlled collectivist utopia, but he may very well cause the destruction of the country in the process.

  • Tom Doniphon

    The campaign begins!

  • lizzy84
  • wales

    Time for the admin to hit the switch on their next mass sh-ooting. Hummm, where will it be this time?
    How many will die? A rest home? A kiddie park? A church?

    They need one more atrocity to get this through… mark my words. They control the ones that make the news!

  • forest

    “universal background checks, making progress on mental health”

    That’s the trojan horse. They want us to be talking about barrel shrouds and pistol grips because we will lose our rights through “universal background checks”.

    Note that it does not say “felony conviction checks”. I’m for that. “Universal background checks” could mean anything, including but not limited to, arrests (without convictions), non-violent misdemeanors, conveniently packaged electronic medical records (what prescriptions have you had in your life?), and financial records/credit reports (if your finances are out of control, maybe a gun would be too).

    Anybody who doesn’t want guns banned needs to start attacking the “universal background check” terminology instead of embracing it.

  • rrpjr

    I’m putting my money on Obama. He gets whatever he wants. He wants the end of the 2nd Amendment. Why won’t he get it? The GOP is useless. And we’ve already proved we can’t stop him on our own.

  • wales

    If they can redefine mental health, they will have the tools to confiscate whatever they wish.

  • Arch

    Obama is being pressed hard by his base to deliver on gun control, but he knows that he cannot get his legislation through Congress. Too many democrat Senators from red states are up for reelection in 2014; if they vote to ban assault rifles or limit magazines to 10 rounds, Reid will become Senate Minority Leader again. Remember, though, nothing is ever Obama’s fault. He will sigh and blame the failure on Congress.

    However, if he manages to flog the Senate into passing a bill, it will identify vulnerable Senators but won’t reach the floor of the House. Look at what happened in 1994.

  • Catherine

    300,000 babies killed by planned parenthood last year which democrats support.
    So the democrats are liars the democrats do not care about children only power. Do Not give it to them.


  • wales

    IS anyone asking why the admin has purchased over 1.6 billion rounds of a-mm-o in the last 4 years?

    Every dept has what they need to go door to door. Didn’t pay your taxes. SWAT!, have a prescription for prozac you need refilled, SWAT! Write a blog post critical of the admin on guns, SWAT! Talking to your co-workers about how pissed you are at what’s happening in the country on guns, SWAT! Use your firearm in a home invasion, SWAT! and the list goes on…
    We are being surrounded…

  • Multitude

    In Obama’s defense (I can’t believe I just uttered those three words…), he has no choice but to confiscate all guns. His owners understand they’re sitting on a powderkeg about to blow, when the masses discover just how fundamentally f-ed they are from the elite robber barons not only sucking the system dry, but owing tens of trillions in loans that were taken out in the people’s name.

    And the people are the numerically most well armed militia in the world (per capita, the Swiss take that honor in their country with no statistically significant gun crime).

    Do you think these Democratic and RINO Republican politicians and those who bribe and manage them want to face this pissed off people’s army? The collapse of the system is coming. They just have to disarm the people so they’ll stay in control when the game is up.

  • wales
  • Skandia Recluse

    If Obama really wanted this gun control passed he would be doing it quietly, covertly, secretly, under the radar as an amendment to some ‘must pass’ legislation. This provocative ‘in your face’ approach is for some other reason.

    Bill Clinton has already warned democrats that some will lose their seats in the Senate if they pass this legislation.

    This media hysteria, especially the reporting of record numbers of guns being purchased only encourages the undecided, the indifferent to hop on the bandwagon and get theirs before the guns are all sold out. The media doesn’t understand this, instead the media believes they can demonize all those gun owners. It’s like the old Salem witch hunts and a lynch mob mentality; ‘burn the witch’, hang the gun owner.

    Obama doesn’t care if gun control passes congress or not. What he wants is the turmoil, the hysteria. He is doing the only thing he knows how to do; feed the hate and discontent, feed the envy and jealousy. Stir up trouble. That’s all he knows how to do.

  • wales

    Skandia, He’s spent a lifetime learning “the art of agitation”.

  • SeniorD

    Go ahead Omaba! Push your anti-gun legislation through the spineless Congress (vuewed only slightly more positive than getting a root canal). Then, only the gang bangers, drug dealers (with their Fast and Furious provided weapons) and outlaw bikers will have weapons. Except for those of us who possess fire arms, know how to use them effectively, and have sworn to protect this country from enemies foreign AND DOMESTIC

  • Look-Out

    Thank you, wales #17…from the link:

    As Townhall’s Katie Pavlich notes, Jones also has a penchant for threatening and retaliating against ATF Operation Fast and Furious whistleblowers. Issa said Obama’s decision to nominate Jones is a “slap in the face” to the Terry family.

    “Acting Director Jones was at the helm of ATF as many troubling problems from the fallout of Operation Fast and Furious festered,” Issa declared. “His specific decisions on a number of Fast and Furious related issues raise concerns about his judgment and ability to lead the agency.

    “While I continue to believe that ATF needs to have a Senate confirmed Director, President Obama has a responsibility to find a nominee who can win confirmation and is not saddled by a string of bad decisions related to the agency’s greatest recent failure.”

  • dwdude

    he’s bringing a knife to a gun fight…

  • Highlander

    And how many died in car accidents on the way to those gun shows Leslie? Accidents happen, and NOTHING we do will ever make the world perfectly safe. You just have to grow up and face reality Leslie …

  • Leslie Brillstein


    I think your question is “how many people were unintentionally run over by cars while attending car shows?”

  • Sam Stone

    Doctors won’t HAVE to rat anyone out since the record of prescriptions for every American will be at the disposal of the CDC or the HHS or the HLS or some other government agency in compliance with some Executive Order. It is here, the “fundamental transformation of the United States of America”.

    Our Government is no longer a deliberative body who debates openly in congress but a government by fiat of the Executive. The transformation is here.

  • Ray

    I doubt they pass any gun laws. He will just go the executive order route again.


    We are making a list and checking it twice…..

    Should it make its way throught the RINOs, this idiot will be on the naught side of things. Pluoffe is lining his pockets from the Saudi paymasters who want America dis armed. It will make it easier to impliment Sharia Law and trash the first amendment then.

  • Highlander

    Leslie, just for kicks, why don’t you try abandoning your hatred for guns for a moment, and do a little research…. I’ll bet you’ll find out that many innocent people have indeed been run over by cars at car shows, car races, drag races, and other similar events.

    Meanwhile, my question was valid … “how many died in car accidents on the way to those gun shows…?”

    All accidents are UNINTENTIONAL by definition, and many people just happen to be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Are we going to make EVERYTHING that could accidentally kill someone illegal because of that?

    You choose to focus on guns because YOU don’t want to own a gun, and you don’t think other people should own them either, but we have a Constitution, and it guarantees us many rights. Gun ownership is one of them whether you like it or not. Some people don’t like cars either, and they live in cities where they can walk wherever they go, but occasionally, they get run over by someone with a car. Should THEY be allowed to deny EVERYONE the right to drive a car? Tens of thousands of people died when airplanes were used as weapons on 9/11. Did you or anyone else call for the elimination of all airplanes? No, because YOU want to be able to fly. Leslie, people die, and many times it isn’t fair or just, but it happens. It’s just a fact of life …

    We do what we can reasonably do to make the world safe, while protecting the rights of the people, but NOTHING we do will ever make the world perfectly safe. You’re just going to have to grow up and face that fact ….

    Meanwhile, quit trying to take away our right to own and shoot guns, just because YOU don’t like them, and don’t think we NEED them …

  • mark1973

    #10, Your 100% correct. Those “Universal checks” and Mental Health FIREARMS background checks, allow Obama and the government,to drive a truck through denying law abiding American’s their God Given Second Ammendment Right’s.

    #16 Also 100% correct! Not only Obama and the dems, but the repubs have to get our Firearms from us because they have all been collaborating on the deliberate Destruction of Our Country and Freedom and liberty and are scared to Death of what the people might do wif they find out what the establishment has been doing. They also need to get those Firearms if they are to realize their ultimate goal of enslaving us on the way to creating a NWO Rockefeller/Rotschild,marxist/islamist slave state.

  • Joanne

    “Bring it. The last time Democrats banned guns it cost them in the next election.”

    Say what!!! When Obama gets your guns, there isn’t going to be a next election, and if he choose to stage some version of an election, it certainly wouldn’t be a legitimate election. Obama would probably receive 100% of the votes like Saddam Hussein.

    Obama didn’t even win the last election – is everyone so hood-winked.

  • Gayle

    That’s right, Obama, spend all that political capital on what is, for you, a losing issue.

    You just create more gun owners/supporters every time you do, and whittle away your popularity percentages.


  • Blacque Jacques Shellacque

    “…there is a huge consensus in the country including a vast majority of Republicans that things like the assault weapons, high capacity magazines, universal background checks, making progress on mental health.”

    He’s full of crap.

  • won’t doctors informing the liberal government about their patients mental health and if they have guns violate the liberal government’s privacy laws? hell your doctor can’t discuss your health condition with your own family members.

  • Rob Crawford

    I think your question is “how many people were unintentionally run over by cars while attending car shows?”

    A few.

    Do you have a point beyond your panty-wetting fear of inanimate objects?

  • Lim Lynn

    Whether it cost them the next election until George Soros is being disband from his corrupted practice handling Traitor in Chief as puppet making non logical public policies.

  • Valerie

    Can we all be clear on one thing? Assault weapons, that is, military-grade automatic weapons (machine guns) are NOT AVAILABLE in this country!!!!! They are collector’s items only, and they are disabled before they are sold.

    The AR-15 is NOT an assault rifle. It fires ONE shot at a time.

    These birds need to be challenged on their lies.

  • BigRed

    “But, if we can save one life we should take it.”

    So a defenseless population at the mercy of criminals and a tyrannical government is worth it if ONE person is somehow saved by their boneheaded policies. That’s why I hate liberals. To them, that is a perfect society. I really don’t know why we give these retards the time of day. My cat makes more sense than they do.

  • Highlander

    Exactly Big Red … they just don’t live in reality, and they don’t understand the concept of freedom, do they?

  • Alaskaninfidel

    I can buy a machine gun here in Alaska. Anyone who clears the background checks can. One needs a class III firearms license. First buy the gun…it stays with the dealer until you jump through some minor hoops, get your license go to the dealer and get your weapon. Lots of my neighbors have them. I hear them on weekends burning money. Lots of states have made it easier but the Feds can enter your home at any time to make sure it’s properly secured. No machine gun for me. No permit to carry concealed here. Crime went down. Same number of gang members removing themselves as before.

  • Lim Lynn

    300 to 400 patriots turnout at the Sacramento Capital on Saturday the 19th “Gun Appreciation Day”. in support of the US 2nd Amendment. Two more Sheriffs are added to the list that have vowed to uphold the US Constitution by no action that would infringe upon our second amendment rights in their county. Thank you Stanislaus and Eldorado counties. Everyone should make contact with their Sheriff and ask if he or she will join in this effort. This fight is just beginning, Let’s all do what we can, talk to your neighbors, get off your butts, get off the fence and let’s make some serious noise.

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  • Dave in SoCal

    “5 People Shot at 3 Different Gun Shows on Gun Appreciation Day”

    Sorry, Leslie, but a more accurate headline would be “5 people injured (none seriously) by accidental gun discharges at 3 different gun shows”. Please note that none of the cases involved a person deliberately pointing a gun at another person and pulling the trigger. But I understand that “accidental gun discharges” do nothing to advance the “guns are killing machines!!!” agenda that the liberals (with the willing help of the media) are trying to substitute for reality.

    For your education: